Fireflies open second season Thursday at Spirit Communications Park

Fireflies open second season Thursday at Spirit Communications Park

COLUMBIA, SC (WIS) - The Minor League Baseball season has arrived in Columbia.

Thursday is opening night at Spirit Communications Park as the Columbia Fireflies play their first game of the season against the Augusta GreenJackets.

Before first pitch the team takes batting practice at 4 p.m.

The team is filled with six of the top 28 New York Mets prospects. Some of those names include Columbia native and former USC outfielder Gene Cone and former NFL player Tim Tebow.

"I feel good about the work I've been putting in and using everyday all this time to work on the little things," Tebow said.

"The biggest challenge just being consistent. Consistent with all the levels and you start where I am, and I have all these levels to move up and the pitching gets harder and the competition gets better," Cone said.

Cone went on to say the team is focused on winning.

Because demand is high for the game, the Fireflies are offering Picnic in the Park tickets, which is a ticket and dinner for $25. There are also a few concourse passes available for $5.

First pitch is at 7:05. If you can't attend the game, you can listen to it and all Fireflies games this season on ESPN Radio Columbia on 94.9 FM and 1230 AM.

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